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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

March Cross Canada Blog Hop - Language

Bonjour / Hola / Hello

Welcome to our March Blog Hop featuring CTMH stamp sets that are available in French, Spanish and English. When you flip through the catalogues those stamps are identified with a World globe.

We have an amazing group of talented ladies all across Canada, and they sure would love to hear from you, so before hopping onto the next person, take a moment and leave a comment about what you loved.

If you've arrived from Jocelyne Roy's of Scrapbooking Chez Jocelyne  then you are in the right place! If you would like to start at the beginning of the hop, and continue from East Coast to West Coast, you can start here Michelle Stewart at My Creations with Michelle

I used various Close To My Heart products to complete this project:

Using 1 (as the base) - 5 1/2" × 4 1/4" Colonial White Cards & Envelopes, Value Pack

Cut a 5 1/4" x 4" Rectangle out of the flowered Dreamin' Big paper pack  and a 3 1/4 square from the orange sheet

Cut a 2 1/2 " square White Daisy Cardstock  Stamped with Thank you, Merci, Gracias each stamped in our exclusive inks different color Willow, Rasberry and Blossom

Put a few Gold Sequins and voila...Used a Marigold Shin han Marker to highlight around some of the flowers to bring it all together.

To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Sue Mallory's of  Sue’s Sparkly Stampin . If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog, My Creations with Michelle , as she has the complete blog list. 

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring creations using the Shinhan Touch Twin Markers. So mark April 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Creative Thursday Using featured Jeepers Creepers Paper Pack of the Month

 Jeepers Creepers is such a great paper pack to work with it is not just for Halloween themed cards of pages.  There are so many fun patterns and neutral colors that this time it is used to make an Encouragement card for someone who maybe in the doldrums or needs a pick me up.

What I used:
Colonial White Cardstock card layered with Black cardstock cut to fit just inside the edges and then cut the fun googly eyes with the zip strip attached at the top smaller to layer on top of the black.  I found in my stash a package of Good Life Complements and added colored stars, live colorfully banner and right now banner a couple of gold sequins.  The final touch was to use the Shimmer Brush  to highlight some of the stars and the eyes.

Be creative and remember if you have an y questions please do not hesitate to ask...All products are available at  http://cargren.closetomyheart.ca/ 

If I have inspired you please post in the comments...

Happy Crafting

Friday, 9 September 2016

Creative Thursday - Jeepers Creepers Paper Package

People who know me know I love Halloween and I love the new Jeepers Creepers Paper Package.  

Did you know that each patterned paper in the paper packs has a Zip strip at the top of one side the page that coordinates with the page? 

On the card I used the Zip strip of little monsters to accent the zigzag pattern in the paper at the top and the middle of the card.
Items used:
Stamps: the acorn is from C1657 Woodland Critters and the Happy Halloween is from the D1698 Sugar Skull stamp sets. Cut by hand the banner and acorns and glued on the card with Bonding Memories Glue.

Exclusive inks stamp pad Chocolate
Shinhan Markers for pumpkin Marigold, Sap Green,Clay and Colorless blender . Once all colored and dry went over it with the Shimmer Brush to make it sparkle. Last but not least put three gold sequins and the card is finished.

Hope this card inspires you and if you have any questions or want to show me how this card may have inspired you, post in the comments below...For more information on our Close to my Heart products please go to   http://cargren.closetomyheart.ca/.  
Till next time.

Happy Crafting

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Creative Thursday using paper of the month Jeepers Creepers

Today is the beginning of the new Holiday Seasonal Catalogue and you will find everything to create halloween crafts, thanksgiving ideas and of course gift giving to wrap it all up for the holidays. 


Introducing the Limited-Time Create Kindness Card Kit

Create Kindness Cards

This month I am focusing on the new Jeepers Creepers paper collection.

I created two projects a Halloween Layout and a card layered using Tangerine and Emerald cardstock.  

I cut the Sugar Skull shape out the new Flower Market Cricut Cartridge

Then used our new Emerald exclusive ink  to stamp on the Sugar Skulls   I colored with various Shinhan Markers and our new Shimmer brush 

I added Gold Sequins and Bitty Sparkles that I colored with the Shinhan markers.

Don't forget that you can purchase the Stamp of the Month for $6.00 when you place a $50.00 on  http://cargren.closetomyheart.ca/
Happy Creating

Thursday, 25 August 2016

August 25th Creative Thursday blog - Featuring our new ribbon, new stamp

You make me Happy every time you join me for Creative Thursdays.

Today the blog is dedicated to you.  You who come to visit and I hope I can inspire you to make your own cards or do scrapbooking.  When you give a card that you have made to someone it means that much more to them than if you stood in front of a rack of cards and just grabbed the first one that made sense to you and fit the occasion.

So here it is 
Supplies used

I used the stampset A1192 called  Happy Heart .

The cardstock colors are Base cut 3" x 6" fold in half, layered with Lagoon cut a 2 7/8" square and  cut a 2 3/4 " White Daisy square.

Exclusive Inks used Cranberry to stamp the  sentiment and hearts along the top of the card.

Tape used E-Z Dots.

used Enchantment Ribbon Pack  to put some ribbon across the card.

I used the peacock green marker to color the Clear Sparkles and placed three on randomely.  

And that is it that simple, a card anyone would enjoy getting a card that you put your hand to would bring a smile and warm thoughts to them.

Comment if you like the card, follow and enjoy til next time.

Happy Creating

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Creative Thursday post on Saturday

This has been a very emotional week because of some very important influences in my life have left this world.  I am still very sad but I know they are no longer in pain and rest in peace and love.

Did you know that Close to my Heart now has some of our stampsets translated into French and Spanish?  Well we do and there are several in our new catalogue they will have an F or S in the number of the stampset.

I used both Happy for You C1660F and C1660 to make these sweet gems to celebrate a New Job and Nouvel Emploi. 

The cardstock colors are Base Poppy cut 3" x 6" fold in half, layered with Lagoon cut a 2 7/8" square and  White Daisy cut a 2 3/4 " square.

Exclusive Inks used Black and Poppy.

Tape used  E-Z Dots.

The markers are Cherry pink, peacock green, marigold and colorless blender.

Finished it off with our new shimmer brush.

If you like this show the love and comment or see what you can come up with using your Close To My Heart supplies and show me you photos of your creation...Don't forget to join my blog on the side either by following me by email or by hitting the follow button to get my Creative Thursday posts...

Happy Crafting 

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Creative Thursday Blog delayed today

I have had two unexpected deaths in my art circle and a politician pass away from my life and I am very saddened.  All of these people have touched my life in different ways.